Bonding with our Brooks Rep: Part 1

It’s Weekend Update time with Tara from Running N Reading!

Yesterday, our local specialty running shop hosted a Brooks and Moving Comfort test run.  We love the experienced and knowledgeable staff at Runners Forum and can always count on them to help us on our constant search for new gear.

So when they posted a Brooks test run on their event page, I couldn’t wait to go!  The morning did not disappoint – I learned so much from that 2.5 mile run.  

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We walked in to find two long display tables with men’s and women’s Brooks running shoes and a third table with Moving Comfort sports bras.  (Fun fact: Brooks owns Moving Comfort … please tell me I’m not the only one who didn’t know that!) 

Men’s (L) and Women’s (R) Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15

Women’s (L) and Men’s (R) Brooks Ghost 7

Jonathon, our hilarious and helpful Brooks rep on site, asked us to participate in his first ever Moving Comfort test.  Yep, he wanted us to take these sports bras for a run.  And since we range from very small to very large, we thought we’d be a pretty good test group :)

Moving Comfort Juno sports bras

As someone who really appreciates a supportive sports bra, this was fantastic news!  I have a couple Moving Comfort bras, but not the Juno style we were able to test.  As soon as I put it on, it honestly felt different.  I have small, sloping shoulders so virtually anything with a traditional strap (tanks, camis and sports bras alike) is constantly sliding off my shoulder – which is especially annoying when I run.  The Juno bra is my preferred racerback style with a clasp in the back (extra support) and shoulder straps that adjust in the front (double bonus!)  Also, full coverage under my scoop neck tank top.

The support was fantastic!  Nothing moved or bounced or hurt and I didn’t have to adjust my straps once during the run.  The Juno’s only downfall is that it was hot.  Not unbearably hot, and certainly not a deal-breaker given all of it’s positives, but definitely hotter than any of my other sports bras.  It’s possible that the reason it’s so soft and supportive is also the reason that it’s not as breathable.  But I’ll take that trade off if necessary!  (Plus, I tested a black one…starting to wonder if a lighter color would make a difference?)

The five of us who tested the Juno all really liked it.  It seems Moving Comfort’s focus, with this style at least, is on support so some of us noticed the Juno’s benefits more than others :)

Jenny wanted to model her Juno!

Jonathon also helped us each choose which shoes to test on our run based on what styles we were currently wearing.  Between our own observations while running in the test shoes and Jonathon’s patience in answering all of our questions about different styles, we gathered a ton of information!  I am posting the great shoe review tomorrow in Bonding with our Brooks Rep: Part 2!  

10 thoughts on “Bonding with our Brooks Rep: Part 1

  1. Marsha says:

    FYI-I, too, did not know that Brooks owned Moving Comfort. Interesting!

  2. I had no idea that Brooks owned Moving Comfort! What an awesome test run…I’ve tried shoes before but never a sports bra!

    Did you end up liking the Brooks shoes? I’ve worn Brooks for the last few years (Ghosts and Glycerins are my fav!)

  3. This sounds like such a fun event! I love Moving Comfort bras; one of our local running shops regularly brings in a Moving Comfort “expert” to assist us with fitting, etc. My favorite sports bras are all Moving Comfort now! I’m so glad y’all enjoyed this; it’s nice to have some knowledgeable assistance with things like bras and shoes. Thanks so much for sharing your experience and linking up with the blog today!

  4. I so need a good sports bra! this looks like an awesome event!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      I would definitely encourage you to check your local running shop for testing events! It was a great experience!

  5. HoHo Runs says:

    I’ve never even heard of Moving Comfort! I would love to be a tester. Sounds like so much fun!

    1. Java & Sole says:

      Honestly, I have tried so many different brands of sports bras and even within the same brand, all styles are not created equally! I ran in my Rebound Racer by Moving Comfort yesterday and it is much more breathable, and nearly as supportive, but doesn’t have the same “separation” as the Juno. Juno is definitely their gold standard for cup sizes D+!!

  6. I didn’t know that Brooks owns Moving Comfort. I just recently noticed that brand too.

    1. Java & Sole says:

      It’s a great brand – the two MC bras I own, Fiona and Rebound Racer, are both quality bras. Of the two, the Rebound Racer is much more supportive for me, but it’s also a racerback style and I think definitely factors into comfort for me :)

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